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Vol. III: Astro-Rayology
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Tapestry of the Gods
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by Michael D. Robbins

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Jupiter in Sagittarius

Jupiter in Sagittarius or in Relation to Sagittarius

(from Esoteric Astrology)

1. Jupiter is the Orthodox Ruler of Sagittarius:

“The ruler of Sagittarius from the orthodox angle is Jupiter,…(EA 184)

2. Jupiter Expresses the Second Ray of Love-Wisdom:

“...Jupiter is the medium for expression of the second Ray of Love wisdom. These two rays [Jupiter, 2nd and Mercury, 4th] govern the mass of men upon the Mutable Cross and are closely concerned with mass incarnation of the fourth Creative Hierarchy. Their function is to fuse and blend into one cooperative whole the great dualities expressing themselves through the fourth kingdom in nature.” (EA 184)

3. Jupiter—Transmuting Desire into Love:

[Through Jupiter upon the Mutable Cross] “…material desire can be transmuted into divine love.”(EA 185)

4. Jupiter in Sagittarius—the “Hidden Master”:

“Sagittarius Fire Hidden Master. Jupiter ruler and conveyer of EXPANSION.”(EA 192)

5. Jupiter in the Sagittarian Decanates:

[In relation to decanates Jupiter, Mars and the Sun] :Jupiter gives expansion, superseding Mercury, for the Mercurial mind is ever a limitation even if only a temporary one.” (EA 192)


Specific Expressions of Jupiter in Sagittarius

1. Jupiter (in Sagittarius) in Relation to the Three Personality Vehicles:
Jupiter in Sagittarius expands the activity aspect of the physical nature, and in general, increases etheric vitality. This combination is one of the great indicators of motion and travel, both of which require available energy. Of the three fire signs, Sagittarius is most associated with the third or activity aspect, and Earth, its esoteric ruler as well as a third-ray planet, is connected with spleen and the vitalizing splenic center (EA 80) The result is sufficient etheric-physical energy to go where desire and vision demand.

In early days, Jupiter feeds an increasingly one-pointed desire nature intent on personal satisfaction. Later, upon the later Mutable Cross and upon the Fixed Cross, Jupiter in Sagittarius, uplifts the desires and transforms them into aspiration towards a lofty vision. The emotional nature becomes “inspired from on high”; optimism, buoyancy and joy characterize the emotional life.

This combination definitely expands the mind. At first, it may reveal how personality objectives may be successfully achieved. The man sees the best way to “arrive” at where he wants to “go”. The unusual foresight of this combination makes it possible to see the “end” from the “beginning”. Upon the Fixed Cross, the disciple learns to think in way so as to successfully direct all mental energy towards the visioned goal. He functions with a “positive frame of mind” and his vision unfolds and materializes. Increasingly the mind becomes an instrument of understanding and the meaning of things is revealed.

2. Jupiter (in Sagittarius) in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
Jupiter in Sagittarius produces a personality which knows where it is going, and it happy to be “on the way”. This is one of the most optimistic combinations, because the vision conferred stimulates the inflow of vitalizing, joy-giving energy. The personality ‘travels’ towards the vision, (the proverbial “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”) confident that he will find what he seeks. So often, those with this combination can say, “that which I have hoped, I have achieved”. Under the influence, however, the “sights” are set ever higher.

Upon the Fixed Cross, the vision to be followed leads into the ‘land of the soul’—an essentially Jupiterian realm. The means of ‘travel’ must then change. The personality learns to think, to meditate, to intuit, so that it may be uplifted (Jupiter) into the dimensions where its ever-loftier visions may be realized.

3. Jupiter (in Sagittarius) in Relation to the Fusion of Soul and Personality:
Soul and personality are fused through broadened perspective and understanding. The disciple begins to see “with the eyes of the soul”. No longer the limited vision of the personality (however hopeful or optimistic), but the vision of the greater life. That vision, itself, is part of the fusion process, and when it exists, the personality sees the value of directing itself towards the soul and towards the manifestation of soul objectives. Because soul vision becomes so strong, the personality can more easily “lose sight of itself”. The eyes are take off the little self; ahamkara is reduced by ‘perspectived’ sight; little and unimportant personality affairs are seen as such; the merging of the two proceeds within an ‘atmosphere’ of spiritual enthusiasm.

4. Jupiter (in Sagittarius)in Relation to the Synthesis of Human Dualities—Head/Heart; Mind/Love; Will/Wisdom:
Gemini always represents the two; its opposite sign, Sagittarius, fuse the two into the one. First the personality, initially divided within itself, becomes integrated and one-pointed. Then the soul and personality (oscillating in emphasis under Gemini) also becomes “as one”, and unified in intent. Jupiter in Sagittarius impresses the disciple with the thought that these opposites must be utilized together and in service of the same purpose.

Sagittarius (in relation to both Mercury and Jupiter) is associated with “universal or spiritual mind” (EA 369) This type of mind is characterized by pure reason and a deep understanding of logoic mind as the reflector of logoic will (atma). It can readily be seen how in these higher, more expansive states of triadic mind, head and heart, mind and love, will and wisdom, are experience as intimately related. Each opposite reveals the other, and the cleavage between them—the usual state in the lower worlds—disappears.

5. Jupiter (in Sagittarius) in Relation to the Means by which the Expansion of Consciousness may be Sought:
Those influenced by this combination always have their eyes upon the distant horizon, envisioning what lies beyond that horizon. Ring-pass-nots exist to be transcended. Jupiter in Sagittarius is the explorer, and there is no place (of perceived value) where it will not go. Thus, consciousness expands through ever-widening exposure to the unfamiliar, and from attempting to see and understand (from a lofty point of vantage) what this exposure reveals.

What are the meaning and significance of it all? This is the perpetual question of those strongly under Jupiter in Sagittarius. Consciousness expands with increasing perspective. The attempt to “see things whole” eventually reveals that wholeness, and the meaning and significance of persons, places and things within that wholeness. The aspiration to “see more” evokes the intuition which is “a comprehensive grip of the principle of universality…”. (GWP 3) Upon the Paths of discipleship and initiation, both Sagittarius and Jupiter indicate the intuition, and intuition expands the consciousness, revealing wholeness.

6. Jupiter (in Sagittarius) in Relation to the Fulfillment of Desire and the Satisfaction of Demand—
1) initially, fulfillment for the little self; then . 2) fulfillment of desire for the good of the whole—a fulfillment achieved through the outgoing expression of love. This combination gives the successful acquisition of what imagination and vision reveal. The one who desires refuses to doubt, and, therefore, does not block his way to fulfillment. Upon the Fixed Cross, the higher objectives are revealed; something of God’s Plan is seen. The beauty of that plan inspires the heart and mind, and the inspired one is able to inspire others.

Under Jupiter in Sagittarius, the disciple comes to love (Jupiter) the vision of the plan (Sagittarius) and, under Jupiter in Capricorn, the Plan itself. The vision of possibilities he offers to the world magnetically attracts the means by which that vision can be achieved. When people are inspired by a greater vision, the obstacles seen under the spell of lesser vision disappear, and they find a way to help the greater vision ‘happen’. That which is seen and loved invokes the energy to make it possible. This is the formula.

7. Miscellaneous Meanings of Jupiter in Sagittarius:

a. Jupiter in Sagittarius suggests the successful fruition or fulfillment of that which God envisioned—the Divine Plan which is the result of His directed thought.

b. Jupiter in Sagittarius signifies the prophetic vision of the soul.

c. Jupiter in Sagittarius confers an expansion of soul-vision—i.e., the vision inherent in the soul and conferred by the soul upon the personality.

d. Jupiter in Sagittarius contributes to the expansion of the auric egg.

e. Jupiter in Sagittarius is the classical position for the high-minded philosopher who seeks an enlargement of vision and the broadening of understanding.

f. Jupiter in Sagittarius indicates the satisfaction of the religious and philosophical quest.

g. Jupiter in Sagittarius signifies the process of broadening of one’s understanding, so that one may become the teacher, the guru, the mentor, the guide—the one who bestows the vision upon others.

h. Jupiter in Sagittarius signifies the broadening of understanding through widening of vision.

i. Jupiter in Sagittarius greatly heightens optimism, enthusiasm and aspiration.

j. Jupiter in Sagittarius tends to lift one “up and away” from involvement in petty things. (Compare Jupiter and Saturn in Virgo.)

k. Negatively, Jupiter in Sagittarius may signify wanderlust; the tendency to believe that “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”; the tendency to be “off and running” towards “bigger and better things”.

l. Negatively, Jupiter in Sagittarius may signify success and unworthy satisfaction with sheer adventurism.

m. Negatively, Jupiter in Sagittarius promotes glamor through indulgence in exaggeration.

n. Negatively, Jupiter in Sagittarius can signify carelessness and excessive speed.


Individuals with Jupiter in Sagittarius

Woody Allen
Hans Christian Andersen}
Roberto Assagioli

William Blake
Marlon Brando
Eva Braun
Leo Buscaglia
John Calvin
Jimmy Carter
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicholas Culpeper
Elizabeth I
Eric Fromm
Vincent van Gogh
Francisco Goya
Herman Hesse
Heinrich Himmler
Marc Edmund Jones
Edward Bulwer Lytton
A. A. Michelson
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Maximillian Robespierre
Charles P. Steinmetz
Henry David Thoreau
George Washington
Noah Webster

William Wordsworth
William Butler Yeats
Duchess of York

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